George and family welcome you to the website of K Bros Maroosis Art Centre. Located in North Bay, Ontario, K Bros Maroosis Art Centre originally opened in 1963 as K Bros Paint and Wallpaper on Sherbroke Street near Main Street. It was named after its original owners, Nicholas and James Kripotos. As the business evolved, artist materials and picture frames were added to the inventory and thus began the development of relationships with the art community. By 1969 the commercial painting division was sold, the store moved to Lakeshore Drive and then to Algonquin Avenue. It opened that year at 242 Algonquin Ave as K Bros Art Shoppe & Gallery.